Thursday, September 29, 2005

Post-event let down

Weird sounding title for a post, but it seems to be what I am feeling this week. I have finally gotten the wedding done, all the organizing and busy work done (Except for the scrapbooking!!); and gotten Lizzie ready pretty much for homeschool this year, and now with nothing pressing on me to get done yesterday, I am starting to realize that I have the "blues". At least I have been through this often enough to know that if I give myself some time, I will eventually feel better and regain my enthusiasm for life. But today, I am just plain tired and irritable. Nothing that normally brings me joy even appeals to me. So I hunker down and ride it out, and my friends wonder why I have been so quiet. Be patient, for this too shall pass. In three weeks we leave for a week on Maui, and my usual mindset for vacation is seeing everybit of everything there is to see. This time, I just want to find a chair on the beach and stare at the ocean. Considering I do alot of emotional healing at the beach, maybe this is just what I need!

My biggest question this week, how does one whittle down 600 wedding pictures into just one album??

Monday, September 19, 2005


Here is a link to our friend Gary's blog...he took the girls geo-caching while they were here for the wedding...Lizzie had a great time, and was quite proud of the fact that she found one of the cache's.....check it out for a fun story:

Week of Vacation

Well, the kids came home from their honeymoon at 4 AM Sunday morning, after being unable to find a hotel in Wenatchee Saturday night. They will be staying here with us until they can find a place to rent. We had Chris' family over last night for opening presents and coffee, and we had a wonderful time. They were so pleased with all their gifts... some dear friends (you know who you are) gave them the sheets and comforter that they really wanted, so they immediately headed upstairs to make their bed. It looks so cute!

This week I am on vacation from work. I was so sick all last week, and having to deal with issues with Lizzie's schooling, (as well as recovering from the wedding) that I really need this to recover and try and get my house back in some semblance of order. Today I have some errands to run. The kids have promised to clear out Alli's old room so that I can have my computer room back. I let alot of organizing/dejunking slide this summer because of the wedding, so now all this clutter and mess is bugging me big time.

Saturday night I sat down to watch TV for the first time in ages, and watched three cute TV movies on ABC family. I pulled out a baby sweater pattern for my soon to be born granddaughter, and crocheted about two inches of it. The baby weight yarn looks so nice and delicate, but boy, does it ever take a long time to feel like I am making progress. I love baby sweaters...I always have for some reason. Even with my babies, the little sweaters were my favorite item of clothing. I have already bought two sweaters for this baby, but couldn't resist making one myself. I have some cross stitch items I want to do for her I really need to get busy.

I hope that this evening I will get the balance of the wedding pictures from Chris' family, so that I can begin printing the best ones for Allison and Chris's wedding scrapbook. Alli looked at me kind of funny last night and said, "you ARE giving the book to us and not keeping it for yourself, aren't you!" I laughed and said "of course, but I reserve the right to photocopy the best pages!!"

I found a blog page Saturday that will redesign your blog page, actually make it very personalized, doing all the code writing, etc. I looked at some of their sample pages and was very impressed. The cost is very reasonable (about $40 for a complex page), so I am thinking about talking to them. Don't be surprized if you see some template changes one of these days!

Friday, September 16, 2005

directions to photos

I've been asked how to get to my photo page....look over on the left in the column and with the links there is a link called "my photos". That will take you directly there. I hope to get more photos posted when we received the pix from the photographers. Enjoy!!!

The day was perfect....

and the wedding could not have gone more beautifully! Our girls all were gorgeous, and the bride was absolutely radiant. You can go to my photo album page to see all the pictures, but here are a couple to whet your appetite!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Autumn surprize

It is absolutely gorgeous day breeze, brilliant blue sky, perfect temperature. The days of September are my favorite for the weather here in the Pacific Northwest. I was taking a little tour of my yard this morning, and glanced at my apple tree. I could hardly believe it! It was blooming! In my seven years of growing this tree, I have never seen this happen before! what a nice surprise.....

The wedding is upon us. The rehearsal is this evening. I have taken the next days off work so that I can finish the last minute preparations!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Toccata, 9/1/05